Democracy at Dictator’s Door

With Civil Unrest Around The World. Countries Face Tumultuous Protest From Citizens

By:Christopher Quiles September 1, 2020

Hong Kong protested mainland China. Reversing the course on their democratic and independent Autonomy. Eventually was quashed and lost their Diplomatic rights as China enforced their National Security Law. Hong Kong citizens are being arrested for democratic ties and views. Others have had their passports confiscated so they can not flee the country from the inevitability of communism.

Hong Kongers Protest Against Mainland China Taking Away Their Democratic Autonomy

Mali had a coup de tau with the 2 colonels,whom went to Russia for nearly a year plotting, training and organizing. They forcefully removed President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, by gun point. Now, the two colonels hosting as intra-leaders are reluctant to hand over power of government. They want a military-led transitional body to rule for three years. This transition will be directed by a body led by a soldier, who will also be head of state,” a source in the ECOWAS delegation in capital Bamako told AFP. “The government will also be predominantly composed of soldiers” under the junta’s proposal, the source said on condition of anonymity.

TOPSHOT – Demonstrators gather around a group of Malian soldiers during a protest to support the Malian army and the National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP) at the Independence square in Bamako, on August 21, 2020, 3 days after the military overthrow of the President. – Opposition supporters flooded into Bamako’s central square on August 21 to celebrate the military overthrow of the President, which their leaders hailed as the “victory of the Malian people”. Thousands gathered in the capital’s Independence Square, the birthplace of a months-long protest movement, many of them draped in Mali’s national flag and blasting on vuvuzela horn. (Photo by ANNIE RISEMBERG / AFP)

Belarusian Dictator, (the Last in Europe) Lukashenko, locked up opposition leaders and political rivals in fear that he would lose elections. The wife of jailed opposition candidate decided to run since her husband and everyone else politically who spoke out against the 26-year dictator was imprisoned.

Lukashenko announced winning by 80% which lead the entire country to decry the elections where rigged and voting has been tampered with. Presidential candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, called for an independent recount of the votes the quickly lead to her arrested and was threatened. Forced to record a video by Lukashenko’s police to tell protesters “To go home and accept the votes.” She quickly denounced the video that she was forced to make. She fled to Lithuania for her safety and at the urging of others as protests started to erupt over the corruption taking place. Not surprisingly, the Belarusians people demanded that the votes be recounted because of fear of fraudulent voting against the presidential candidate.

Presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanouskaya arrives at the central election commission in Minsk, Belarus July 30, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Since her fleeing the country to neighboring Lithuania, where she was warmly received by the president and guaranteed her safety. Three weeks have passed while record numbers of protests, marching and demonstrating against Lukashenko taken place. As democracy spreads in the last bastion of dictatorship in Europe. The ruthless dictator has sent his police to beat, torture and shoot protesters. Calling protestors who champion reform “Rats”. His failing support ranges from public figures to writers and actors and sportsmen alike.

After the EU made calls to Russia asking to talk to Lukashenko to Qualm the violence he exuded against demonstrators. Russia told the EU to “not interfere with foreign affairs.” While the EU “considers” sanctions in tip-toe fashion to not upset Putin and have Russia interfere. There have been three Baltic states that have not feared Mother Russia reprieve. Imposing their own sanctions on dictator Lukashenko and 29 other Belarusian officials. The Baltic States who have championed sanctions against its neighbor are Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. All three countries are all members of the EU and NATO.

” We are giving a clear signal that such actions are not acceptable and that those responsible for such acts are not welcomed in Latvia.” “We call upon the European Union to promptly proceed with similar decisions.”

Foreign Minister, Edgars Rinkevics

Those on the Baltic’s list are banned from entering Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, according to the document signed by the three Baltic nations’ interior ministers. The travel ban includes individuals from the Belarus president’s office and administration, the central election commission, the Interior and Justice ministries and the general prosecutor’s office.

” With these sanctions, WE are Demonstrating that we are addressing the human rights violations in Belarus with utmost seriousness,” ” At the same time, we conisder it important not to punish the people of Belarus.”

Estonian Urmas Reinsalu

” New people will be added to the list in the future.”

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda

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